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People being robbed at drive-up ATMs across Puget Sound area

WESTERN WASHINGTON — Renton police are notifying the public after several people were robbed while using drive-up ATMs across the Puget Sound region. The most recent robbery happened in Fife on Aug. 7. Police said the same suspects are wanted in the string of robberies in Parkland, Bonney Lake,...

Seattle man wanted after brutally beating woman on elevator in caught-on-video attack

Seattle police are searching for a man who reportedly cornered a woman on an elevator in May and began punching and kicking her in the head in a brutal caught-on-video attack. The assault happened just before 10 p.m. on May 30 when an unidentified man followed a woman into the lobby of an apartment building in the city's Central District and jumped inside an elevator with her, Seattle police said.
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Kent mother charged with causing her son's death pleads not guilty

KENT, Wash. — A Kent mother charged with killing her 2-year-old son pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. Many former classmates of Sandy Fernandez were there to set up a memorial for 2-year-old Jose Fernandez and see their former high school classmate behind bars. They tell KING 5 that at this point, they're just angry.
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Man arrested in fatal stabbing of wife in Ballard

SEATTLE — A man was arrested Thursday night after fatally stabbing his wife in Ballard, according to Seattle police. Shortly before 10 p.m., officers were called to an apartment building the 7000 block of 15th Avenue Northwest for a report of a domestic violence attack. Officers arrived to find...
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Package delivery driver who was found deceased has been identified

The driver of a package delivery truck that went off the road and was found deceased on Wednesday has been identified. According to reports from the Washington State Patrol and East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue, some time in the morning yesterday the driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Zakariya Ahmed of Seattle, was driving westbound on State Route 8 near Elma and left the roadway.
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Council resolution would prepare Seattle for ban on gas leaf blowers

Seattle may finally get its ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers. Friday morning, the Seattle City Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee will consider a resolution that will call on the the city to phase out the noisy tools by 2025 and for the machines to be banned in the city by 2027.
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Person riding inner tube dies in Sammamish Slough

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — A person who had been riding an inner tube in the Sammamish Slough was pronounced dead after they were pulled from the water on Thursday afternoon. King County deputies were called to the 12300 block of Northeast Woodinville Drive in Woodinville for reports that someone on an inner tube in the slough was in distress.
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Grant Program Cleans Up Contaminated Sites for Affordable Housing

King County is home to more than 500 contaminated sites, but now at least two will get cleaned up for a second chance as affordable housing. Through its new Affordable Housing Grant Program, the Washington State Department of Ecology has slated two new sites for redevelopment. The grant program has $21 million to allocate to projects that clean contaminated sites for affordable housing. The Department of Ecology has funded dozens of sites previously through pilot programs, including the Mount Baker Housing Association project and Grand Street Commons — both in the South End. This is not a coincidence. Communities of Color who have historically and systematically been redlined and are now being pushed out of gentrified neighborhoods are disproportionately impacted by environmental contaminants including air pollution.
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